Q-Global Survey

Nov 30, 2014 by

Hi Everyone, I’m still looking for a few more SLP to complete the Q-Global survey I put up earlier this month.  Right now it looks like most of you are not using it, trusting it or can afford it.  I’ve worked with Q-Global and they have responded to our needs.  However, I am really disappointed with Pearson.  Like they will ever care. If you have a few minutes to fill out the survey please follow the link to my original article.  http://www.theschoolspeechtherapist.com/survey-q-global-and-the-celf-5/ Thanks in advance Teresa Sadowski Professional Liability for SLPs   Please like &...

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Have a good chuckle but think while you’re laughing...

Nov 29, 2014 by

A few weeks ago I saw this “Buzz Word Bingo Card” floating around Facebook.  So much of this buzz word bingo had to do with measuring what students have learned rather than how/what students are being taught.  I assumed that that was why it made it on some of the funny education and anti-common core pages.  Does any buzz word here actually tell you anything about what the students are learning?  I’ll let you generate your own opinion on that.  Now compare this buzz word bingo card to the one below. Here is the Buzz Word Bingo that teachers might have shared in the late 1960’s.  Granted someone would have had to recreate it and run it off on on mimeograph machine (which were still used until the early 80ies).  It is important to note that using the...

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Thanksgiving Humor

Nov 28, 2014 by

I found these Thanksgiving themed jokes floating around Facebook this week.  Even though it’s after Thanksgiving I am going to use these (or some of these) in therapy this week.  I believe they’re still relevant because the students just experienced Thanksgiving and with any luck remembered some of the details.  I am big on teaching how to recognize and understand humor.  Understanding humor is a huge part of social pragmatics.   I often have an objective focusing on humor written into my student’s ed plans. If students can’t “get it” they are often left behind both within the social realm and as curriculum/materials becomes more challenging.  Subtleties in language are all around us, from tv to textbooks.  Some kids “get it” easily and naturally and some do not.  Most of our language disabled kids...

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Shopping on Amazon this Season

Nov 28, 2014 by

With Cyber Monday beginning for some probably today, if you order from Amazon remember to order through your favorite blog (such as mine)  Look for the Amazon link on the site and order from there. Or sign up for Amazon smile and send a few pennies to your favorite charity. It truly is only pennies but every little bit adds up. Since I can’t order through my own blog, I support the Trustees of Reservations. Please like &...

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Survey: Q-Global and the CELF-5...

Nov 8, 2014 by

Last January I wrote a couple of articles about Pearson’s Q-Global scoring system. As result had some nice conversations with Pearson regarding the scoring for the CELF-5 and how we use the data. In response to my concerns and the concerns of many other SLP’s, Pearson made some nice changes to the Q-Global system. Q-Global Scoring and the CELF-5 Q-Global Follow Up This week I ran into a new challenge with Q-Global, I had to purchase some scoring credits. My school system does not have an account. I assume my colleagues are scoring by hand and without complaint since I haven’t heard anything. I wanted to buy 10 scoring credits. Pearson’s web site made this difficult to do quickly. I ended up having to spend time calling Pearson only to be told the credits...

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